Skip has been working in community theater for over 20 years in Wilton. He first appeared as an actor in Witness for the Prosecution at The Wilton Playshop in 1991, then as producer, director, designer, board member and President. Skip has directed, written and/or appeared in over 20 plays and play readings in lower Fairfield County. He has previously directed Disney’s High School Musical, Grease, Willy Wonka, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie and Mulan for WCT.
Al has been Music Director for WCT productions of Music Man (2002), Bye Bye Birdie (2004 and 2010), Aladdin Jr. (2005),Anything Goes (2006), High School Musical (2007), Willy Wonka, Jr. (2008), Annie Jr. (2009) and Mulan Jr. (2011). Earlier, he directed the music for productions at Wilton High School, including Music Man, Carousel, Li’l Abner and Oklahoma. He is one of the four founders of the Wilton Singers, and is currently Director of Music at the Wilton Presbyterian Church. In his corporate life, he was VP-Public Affairs for GTE Corp (now Verizon).
Judy is a graduate of the High School of the Performing Arts, NYC. She has danced professionally throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Far East with numerous tours. She was a guest teacher at Carnegie Hall, NYC and the Andre Eglevsky School of Ballet, NY. She is owner and director of the Monroe Dance Academy, which is celebrating its 31st year in business. This is Judy’s seventh show for WCT, having previously choreographed Anything Goes, High School Musical, Willy Wonka Jr., Annie, Jr., Bye Bye Birdie and Mulan Jr. Judy has choreographed shows for Downtown Cabaret, Polka Dot Playhouse, Wilton Playshop, Newtown High School, Monroe Middle School and Children’s Repertory Theater at UB.
Ginny has directed numerous shows including Annie, Wizard of Oz, Barnum, Seussical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Narnia. Ginny has also directed the Wilton Playshop musical Pippin and An Evening with David Ives: Mere Mortals. Ginny has appeared in several commercials and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Some of the many shows she has done include an off-Broadway musical entitled Hiroshima, directed by Ron Destro with music by Yoko Ono, several musicals at the Wilton Playshop, including Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate, and Sweet Charity and several others that include Godspell and JC Superstar. In addition, she taught musical theatre classes at Ballet Etudes Easton & Norwalk.
Sandy conducted her studies in dance technique and composition at NYU where she earned a BFA in Dance from their Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating she went on to perform professionally with New York Theatre Ballet in New York City and on national tours. She has also danced with Connecticut Ballet. She appeared in Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s production of Carousel as Louise. Sandy has been teaching dance since high school and is currently a faculty member at Ballet Etudes in Norwalk where she began her training in classical ballet.
Mary Jo Duffy discovered the joy of teaching and directing children after years of performing on Broadway, internationally, and in film and television. Mary Jo began her formal vocal training with Metropolitan Opera singer Mimi Lerner in Pittsburgh, PA, and went on to study with Lorenzo Malfatti and Margaret Ross at Chatham University as a Minna Kaufmann Ruud voice scholar. Mary Jo continued her vocal training after college with Beatrice Krebs at Carnegie-Mellon University before moving to New York City where she studied extensively with Tony McDowell. Mary Jo played Liberty in Tom O’Horgan’s Senator Joe on Broadway, Magnolia, in the European tour of Showboat, and has spent years working in regional theaters across the country, as well as industrial trade shows and television commercials. Mary Jo has performed as a soloist in several Columbia Artists Concert tours across the country. Ms. Duffy has been directing the musicals at various public and private schools in Connecticut for the past eight years. Ms. Duffy is also a founder and owner of Wiremill Academy™ in Wilton where she teaches musical theater, drama, and private voice.
Chris is a jazz and gospel musician. The New York Times calls him “a masterful pianist.” Locally, he directs the Good News Choir, a community choir that features his compositions and performs at local churches and events. Most weekdays, Chris teaches jazz piano and balances gigs with his jazz quintet. He has recorded over 8 CDs featuring his original jazz and gospel music. On television, Chris has also performed for Martha Stewart, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman and for former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Chris states, “I bring people together with music.”
The 2012-2013 season marks the 24th season for In Phase Audio with WCT. In Phase Audio provides on-location sound systems for diverse applications, including all types of music, theater, public speaking, festivals and sporting events. Although the firm covers a wide geographic area, IPA spends much of its time in Wilton operating sound systems at Middlebrook and Wilton High School graduations and other school events, as well as the Wilton Memorial Day Parade, the Fourth of July fireworks, and WCT Summerstage.
Craig has been working as a lighting designer for concerts, dance, theater and political events for over twenty years. He is responsible for the lighting design for all Wilton Children’s Theater Fall , Winter and Summerstage productions. Craig is the proud owner of LX Lighting LLC
Aztec provides award-winning video services for the Entertainment and Corporate market and specializes in the filming, editing and encoding of events for a variety of clients, such as the National Dance Institute, the Danbury Music Centre, Academy of Dance Arts and others. Founded more than 20 years ago in Brookfield, CT, Aztec has more than 700 productions to its credit.